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Double Steel Cage Piece

Bruce Nauman (in 1974)

This sculpture consists of two cages, one contained inside the other. The space between them forms a narrow corridor. The relationship between space and the human body plays an important role in this work. The piece is experienced completely different from outside and from within. Entering the work is a claustrophobic experience that, in a certain sense, leads to nothing: the inner cage is sealed and inaccessible.


Title Double Steel Cage Piece
Material and technique Steel
Object type Installation
Location This object is travelling
Dimensions (general) Length : 457 cm
Height : 185 cm
Width : 330 cm
Makers Artist: Bruce Nauman
Accession number BEK 1568 1-37 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1980
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 01-02-1980
Age maker About 33 years old
Exhibitions Alles kids (2016)
Joseph Beuys en Bruce Nauman (2017)
External exhibitions Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts (2018)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Material Steel > Steel alloy > Iron > Common metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Installation > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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All about the maker

Bruce Nauman

Fort Wayne 1941

Bruce Nauman initially studied mathematics at the university of Wisconsin, before studying art at the university of California. In 1965, Nauman stopped painting..